Y La Bamba (Chicago, IL)
Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity, and a faith that is greater than just religion.
Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs.
These songs being the conversations that were written and sung by her ancestors, yearn to be told and remembered, and have carried her throughout her journey
To battle misogyny at home, Mendoza inheritedly exposed her vulnerability to connect and heal through both musical and personal discovery.
From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise, while still managing to keep the loping beats of her poetic expression emotionally raw.
These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.
Fatal Flaws (St. Louis)
A solo artist wringing truth from painful experiences while celebrating love and life.
On the recently released album "85," Fatal Flaws weaves dark indie pop through the 85th Psalm, taking the listener on a heartfelt, intimate journey through doubt & renewal. Robotic readings contrast urgent reinterpretations, unpacking the deep emotions that accompany transformation. Hear selections from the record, as well as companion songs from the newly remastered Direct Address EP
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